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Potomac River Watershed Cleanup Day

  • 14 Apr 2012
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Upper NW, Washington, DC


  • Help us clean up the Fenwick Tributary to Rock Creek. No need to register for this event. Just show up at 9:00 a.m. See directions on the right.

Saturday, April 14 is the 24th annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup sponsored by the Alice Ferguson Foundation.  Hundreds of volunteers throughout the Washington metro region and beyond will pick up trash from the many streams and creeks that feed into the Potomac. 

As part of the Women Outdoors mission of environmental stewardship, the Mid-Atlantic region encourages you to participate in the cleanup.  You can go to the Potomac River Watershed Cleanup website and find a site near you OR join other members of Women Outdoors Mid-Atlantic as we help clean up the Fenwick Tributary to Rock Creek in upper northwest D.C.

No need to register for this activity.  Just show up at 9:00 a.m. with your gloves and boots and get ready to work.  Details below.

Fenwick Tributary

Special issues at this site: It's a low lying area that is easily accessible from the streets (West Beach Dr., East Beach Dr., East-West Hwy., North Portal Dr., and Kalmia Rd.) Restroom facilities are available at neighboring businesses on Grubb Road and in downtown Silver Spring.


From 495: Take Georgia Ave south toward downtown Silver Spring. Merge right onto 16th St, continue 1 mile to DC line and traffic rotary at Colesville Rd & Eastern Ave. Turn right on North Portal Dr. Continue to the end of North Portal where it meets East Beach Dr.

From DC:  Take 16th Street north to small traffic circle at Eastern Ave. and Colesville Rd. Loop round circle to North Portal Drive. Turn right onto North Portal Drive and go to end of street at East Beach Drive.

Look for signs and activity.

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